Episode 38: Dave Joseph

29Aug

This week's guest is a long time friend of Maggi's from her start in radio. Currently, the voice of the LA Kings hockey team at Staples Center, Dave Joseph joins the show.

We learn quickly that Dave is a major sports fan...he is even a part owner of The Packers! He shares all about life growing up in a small town in rural Michigan and how his dad wanted him to take over the family business. One day one the job and Dave quit, and the next move he makes forever changed the trajectory of his life.

Dave had an incredible Fave5 songs where we learned how he won his first and only championship at 10 years old and what a celebration looked like, playing in a band and getting paid for church gigs, plus his incredible albeit naive journey to college in hopes of getting into radio in New York City! Dave has met some great broadcasters in his career including Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity as well as some amazing performers...liked Dave Grohl!

 

Band or Bar takes us to Long Beach Island New Jersey. Don't click on the link...try and guess with Dave and Maggi to see if you get it right!

You can find Dave Joseph on Instagram and Twitter or of course, at every home game the LA Kings play at The Staples Center.

 

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Episode 37: Mary Birdsong

22Aug

Talented comedian and actress, Mary Birdsong joins the show! (Reno 911, The Descendants, Broadway) David and Mary are long time friends so the entire episode feels like a catching up session.

Mary shares her experiences at NYU and how she almost dropped out of college and what made her stay! The best things in her life (improv companies, relationships, etc) she was never excited about. But, what she did to keep the faith and keep plugging away in the entertainment business.

Maggi gets schooled on how to maintain friendships without Facebook and everyone can relatate to comparing ourselves to amazingly talented people like Janeane Garofalo.

Mary sets the tone early in her five songs about what exactly a broken heart sounds like and how you can actually hear god in songs. Mary grew up in a divorced family where dad's 'new' family seemed to be perfect, while her homelife with her mother was led by a woman with serious mental health issues. Mary describes her painfully shy childhood and how neighbors interpreted her.

In conclusion...Mary things there will be love again as much as she hates to admit it.

 

Band Or Bar takes us to Milwaukee, WI. Try and guess along with Mary and Maggi before clicking the links!

Mary's Guilty Pleasure has everything to do with outer space and her first concert becomes a tribute to a high school teacher.

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Episode 36: Lahna Turner

15Aug

Comedian, producer, writer, singer, filmmaker and actress Lahna Turner joins the show this week. Lahna shares the challenges of being a mom in entertainment, life post-divorce, and making her first comedy musical visual album, Limeade.

 

This episode is pretty dark in the sense that we talk about reoccuring dreams, sex, divorce, and heartbreak. But, the songs are incredibly inspiring and the basis of how she got started performing. Lahna grew up in Canada and Texas and shares memories of her very funny, yet introverted father, the best roommate she had in college and some unbelievable "can't believe this is happening to me" moments.

 

Band or Bar takes us to Jamaica. Try and guess along with Lahna and Maggi before clicking on the links to find out more. We discover her guilty pleasure when the kids finally get out of the car and the cool way she got into so many concerts in her 20s , for free!

 

Check out Lahna's album Limeade, and then follow her on Twitter and Instagram to stay abreast on her upcoming film project.

 

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Episode 35: Sonja Mereu

8Aug

Hosts Maggi Mayfield and David Earl Waterman were delighted to sit down with the director of the LA Diversity Film Festival, Sonja Mereu. Sonja grew up bicoastally, with her mom in NYC and her dad in LA. She shares about how she was a "bad kid" and how she overcame that, attended college and started making films.

She has quite a special relationship with her very Italian father, who is on the board of directors of the LA Diversity Film Festival. Sonja's music selections were so deep and empathetic, we learn quickly her secret to life and how intensely she loves others. Sonja's boyfriend was also in studio enjoying the show live and she shared the story of how the met on set in Arizona and their unusual first date when they returned home to Los Angeles.

The gang takes a story break to play Band Or Bar, taking place in Cambridge, England. Try and guess along with Sonja and Maggi before clicking on each!

We learn all about Sonja's Guilty Pleasures before she takes us to her first concert.

Find Sonja Mereu online, on Facebook and on Tumblr.

 

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Episode 34: Katrina Davis

1Aug

Joining the YTunes Show this week is Katrina Davis, a comedian/writer/producer based in Los Angeles, but started her career in Florida!

Katrina shared what it was like growing up in Florida, having a dad that worked for the railroad, and what it's like sharing music with your parents. She grew up making "thrift store" music, how her high school parties were super lame and the unusual way she overcomes her fears.

 

Into college, Katrina had quite a few crazy roommate stories, what it was like hearing music that actually represented HER, and what it was like not being accepted in your own community because of how others labeled her. But, as David so beautifully pointed out "not caring is an option."

More music was brought up inspired by the crazy things her parents did and Maggi and Katrina discussed all of their 90's musician crushes.

 

This week, our Listener of the Week Story comes from Stephanie Landers and a song from Ray Stevens "Mississippi Squirrel." Then we head to Philidelphia for Band Or Bar. Try to guess along with Katrina and Maggi before clicking on the links to reveal the answers. Then, Katrina's guilty pleasure is anything less than current before we discover that Katrina is particularl good at "blacking out." Hear the whole experience while shares her First Concert Story.

 

 

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